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The JV were under the guidance of Mike Vogt, with help from Mike Cunningham and Tom Akim.
The Jets again had a complete compliment of Cheerleaders with all 3 squads being filled and under the direction of Head Coach Kim Watkins who wrapped up her 6th season as a cheer coach in Buckeye Youth Football.
Everyone had a great time and BYFA wishes to thank the Browns, Dick's Sporting Goods and Jon Stahl from Dick's for providing the tickets.
The 2000 season brought excitement and growing pains, sort of the good with the bad, but we survived and again pushed forward as we had done the first 4 seasons.
Cleatus Varney and Scot Asvestas changed colors as they went over to coach the Jets, we welcomed aboard some new faces, Kim Watkins, the Jets Head Cheer Coach, Steve Watkins, the Jets JV Head Coach, and his brother Scott Watkins, who was a JV Assistant. Kim had been with the Steelers prior to coming over to the Jets.
We even saw father and son go head to head as Jag player Dustin Supan's father Rock became a Jets Varsity Coach. All in all things worked out and the program continued to expand due in part to the continuity of the coaching staff who for the most part were in their 3rd season together.
The Jets got their first win in a home game against the Browns (also the Jags first victim in 1998) and they finished a 1-6. The kids were excited to play and had were eager learners. The Jets got off on the right foot due to the Jaguars having been established, and both staffs worked together as Coach Rea was the Head Coach of both teams. They laid a solid foundation and we expect big things from them in the years to come. We are certain 3 or 4 years down the road the Jets will be champions too!